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Elephant Table Repair

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Project by sugarpine posted 03-10-2017 11:30 PM 306 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When this elephant table came to me, the top was in five pieces. Five misshapen pieces that wouldn’t fit back together. The table was carved out of one solid tree trunk and likely when it was still wet. Wood movement was it’s downfall. Originally an oval piece of glass was considered but attachment issues and the cost of the glass ruled that out in favor of wood. I chose an irregular shaped piece of 1-1/8 cherry. Glue, two 2 X 1/4” lag screws and matching cherry plugs cut off flush and it was ready for stain matching and finishing. That task went to Mike Parkes at Angelo’s Furniture Refinishing, a nearby shop that I often use when I need a perfect color match.

-- sugarpine





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Moosesman

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#1 posted 03-11-2017 02:54 AM

Wow that’s a beautiful table that you saved there and the finish matched up perfect. Beautimus

-- The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up. Jean Cocteau

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 03-11-2017 07:56 AM

So nice.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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robscastle

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#3 posted 03-11-2017 10:17 AM

Well thats something to trumpet about

Excellent colour matching!

-- Regards Robert

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 03-11-2017 11:53 AM

Well done!

I see the SCAMMER harobert is back trying to get people to click on his link. AVOID IT!

-- Tony UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it.." Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 03-11-2017 02:17 PM

unique table.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-11-2017 03:11 PM

You did a creative repair job on this. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 03-11-2017 05:35 PM

Fantastic job!

-- just rjR

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leafherder

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#8 posted 03-11-2017 08:38 PM

Great job. Any idea what type of wood it is? Did you save the broken pieces to make a set of coasters to protect your hard work from water marks?

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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sugarpine

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#9 posted 03-11-2017 09:18 PM



Great job. Any idea what type of wood it is? Did you save the broken pieces to make a set of coasters to protect your hard work from water marks?

Thanks for posting.

- leafherder

No idea what kind of wood it was. There was some black mold in the exposed edges. It all went in the trash

-- sugarpine

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robscastle

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#10 posted 03-11-2017 10:14 PM

Tony I think harobert was spotted by Chris Kyle

-- Regards Robert

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